Welcome to PACO!

At PACO, we work to promote the interests of paralegals, foster relationships with the legal community, serve the public, advocate the Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and endorse the mission of PACO.
Upcoming Events...

September 21, 2019
OSBA Paralegal Committee Meeting

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The Paralegal Association of Central Ohio Biennial Workshop & Exhibition

When: Friday, September 27, 2019, 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where: Capital University Law School, 303 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215

Executive Sponsor: Capital University Law School and the Paralegal Programs at Capital University Law School

Get Tickets: Order online or complete registration form

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PACO Happy Hour: Register to Attend!

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:30-6:30 p.m. and Join your fellow Central Ohio paralegals for a FREE evening that is bound to be a blast! Membership to PACO is not a requirement to attend so grab a paralegal colleague or friend and join in on the fun and connect with other paralegal professionals.

Click here to register.

When registering, as an ice breaker for mingling with others, enter your favorite college and/or pro football teams which will be added to your name tag at the happy hour to kick off conversations. Light appetizers will be provided by Gresso's Bar and Restaurant. PACO will award one lucky attendee a raffle prize and you must be present to win!

FREE Parking: There are 3 parking lots behind Gresso's which have 80 free parking spots, additionally there is a school parking lot on the left hand side of high street directly across from Gresso's which also has free Gresso's approved parking.

Join a PACO Committee Today!

Reconnect by collaborating with other professionals and giving back to the Central Ohio community through working on a PACO Committee! Explore all of the committees and reach out to any of our Committee Chairs to find out more information and opportunities to get involved with PACO.

Membership Committee

We're preparing for a Membership Drive and need your assistance. Please contact Shannon Reames, PACO’s Vice-President and Director of Membership at vp@pacoparalegals.org to get involved with the membership committee and upcoming activities.

NFPA - Announces Drexel University Partnership

Please join in for a short webinar announcing the new partnership with Drexel University on Wednesday, September 25, at 2:30 (EST). Under the agreement, NFPA members and their immediate family members are eligible for a 10-40% tuition savings on over 150 online certificate and degree programs, with no application fee. Click here to register.

CBA Section - Learning Library

The Columbus Bar's Learning Library (available to CBA members only) is a free resource containing instructional videos on a wide range of legal topics. These videos are not for CLE credit, but are intended to help you develop core competency in a variety of practice areas. Click here to visit the Learning Library, and check back often as videos are being added frequently.

PACO Job Bank

Is your office is need of a paralegal, PACO has paralegals for you! Remind your employers that they can reach over 200 paralegals at one time by posting a job ad with the PACO Job Bank. If interested, they would need to provide:

1) Job title;
2) Job description and location;
3) Contact with an email/address /website link.

The ad is then posted to the PACO Job Bank for Members Only within one to two days of receipt. PACO's pricing is $50 per ad for a 30 day time period. For more information visit: http://www.pacoparalegals.org/job_bank.html

YWCA Columbus - Donations Needed

Imagine not having a place to call home for your family. Now, imagine how tough that would be in the harsh months of winter.

The cooler months are fast-approaching and many of Columbus' homeless families will be without bare essentials. As you begin shopping for your own family this fall season, consider purchasing an extra coat or pair of socks for a homeless child, or donating your gently used coat to a homeless mother. The warmth of your generosity will be felt in the hearts of the families that stay with us this season.

Here is a list of urgently needed items for families at our Family Center:

  • Coats! (new, or gently used and freshly laundered, all sizes)
  • Diapers (size 5 & 6)
  • Pullups (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Socks (new, all sizes)
  • Bottles
  • Sippy Cups

For donations larger than 3 medium-sized boxes, to schedule a tour at the time of your donation drop, or if you have any additional questions, please contact Krista Faist at 614-253-3910 ext. 3934 or kfaist@ywcacolumbus.org.

And as always, you can also click here to shop our Amazon wishlist for our most needed items.

If you have questions, feedback or would like more information about PACO, please contact any Board member at:

Becky Lewis – President (president@pacoparalegals.org)
Shannon Reames – Vice-President (vp@pacoparalegals.org)
Brittany Hays – Assistant Vice-President asstvicepres@pacoparalegals.org)
Angela Vohsing – Treasurer (treasurer@pacoparalegals.org)
Cassandra Struble – Secretary (secretary@pacoparalegals.org)

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